The update will be for US customers only, for now, and includes:
- Gift card manager
- Money requests
- Send money using your debit card
- Spanish language support
Google Wallet users have already been able to send money through the app to other Wallet users, the new update will allow you to now also request funds from other users. This is pretty basic functionality so far, you may have to stick with PayPal (which also got gift card support today) if you have need to send professional invoices to clients.
Sending money from your debit card is a great touch, adding an alternative payment method for those times your Wallet balance is too small and you do not wish to put the charge on your credit card.
This Android update Wednesday pushed out a few other app updates as well that are slowly rolling out to users. Go ahead and hit the Google Play Store to see if your new Wallet is ready. If not, and waiting a little longer is not an option, head over to the apk download at XDA-Developers and enjoy your side loading experience.
Be honest now, are you an avid Wallet user? Will gift card support entice you to fire it up more often?